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by Broxroyal
03 Sep 2020 11:31
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Rumour - Rob Dickie
Replies: 121
Views: 10758

Re: Rumour - Rob Dickie

Stacey was in the process of evolving into a right back when he left, he wasn’t playing on the wing but was no where ready to be a starting full back. I believe he also chose to leave, turning down a contract to stay because he knew he needed to get games and wouldn’t be a starter for us. This isn'...
by Broxroyal
03 Aug 2020 13:23
Forum: The Team
Topic: On this day
Replies: 396
Views: 111118

Re: On this day

Yes, as it was half a century ago, I can't remember much about the game except it was a massive crowd, probably the highest attendance I was in at Elm Park and The Biscuitmen did well and gave the Mighty U's a bit of a fright. It was the only time I saw Denis Law, Bobby Charlton etc. "in the f...
by Broxroyal
01 Jul 2020 20:03
Forum: The Team
Topic: Wigan in Administration
Replies: 82
Views: 4554

Re: Wigan in Administration

They`ve not conceded a goal in seven games and top of the form table so can see them getting out of this. ...which is possibly why they've done it. Stay up, and wipe out a lot of debt in one move. It's a gamble, but possibly one worth taking. This. They have a fighting chance of avoiding relegation...
by Broxroyal
04 May 2020 16:22
Forum: The Team
Topic: Worst Reading Player
Replies: 174
Views: 30214

Re: Worst Reading Player

Couldn't disagree more. I know he made an arse of himself sometimes but he scored some good goals too. 40 goals in 86 league games says he was no way the worst ever Reading player. As a callow youth in the mid 80's, without really seeing him play, I thought his goals per game ratio marked him out a...
by Broxroyal
25 Apr 2020 19:52
Forum: The Team
Topic: Worst ever Reading FC X1
Replies: 98
Views: 20029

Re: Worst ever Reading FC X1

There were players in Div 4 in the 1970s you wouldn't believe. Martin James, Hugh Cheetham, Mick Hollis, Malcolm Swain as mentioned … we're talking sub Evers, Brayson, Kromheer. But each of us to our own eras for our choices. This. A toss up between Martin James and Malcolm Swain for the absolute w...
by Broxroyal
25 Apr 2020 13:37
Forum: The Team
Topic: Dave Bacuzzi
Replies: 7
Views: 5079

Re: Dave Bacuzzi

Very sorry to hear this. He was outstanding in his day.
You will notice that I had him at right back in the best X1 in your lifetime (excluding 106) thread.
Definitely the best right back I have seen at Reading. Back in that era we had Colin Meldrum at left back, who was also outstanding.
by Broxroyal
18 Apr 2020 14:25
Forum: The Team
Topic: Ray Hiron
Replies: 16
Views: 8587

Re: Ray Hiron

I also remember a game against Aldershot (a cup tie, I think?) when we had none of our regular centre backs available. Ray played that game in central defence, alongside a young forward who had not yet broken into the team, namely Mark White. The veteran and the youngster, both playing out of positi...
by Broxroyal
17 Apr 2020 16:34
Forum: The Team
Topic: Ray Hiron
Replies: 16
Views: 8587

Re: Ray Hiron

I was at Fratton Park early in the 76/77 season when Ray, now playing for us, hobbled off injured, to a massive ovation and chanting of his name from the Portsmouth Faithful. I was at that game. Ray had been out with injury and should never have started but he was keen to play. As you say, he got a...
by Broxroyal
17 Apr 2020 16:25
Forum: The Team
Topic: Best XI in your lifetime. (Excluding the 106 team)
Replies: 78
Views: 28923

Re: Best XI in your lifetime. (Excluding the 106 team)

Death

Bacuzzi
Hicks
Dariusz
Meldrum

Bowman
Gooding
Osborn
Jenkins

Dixon
Friday
by Broxroyal
16 Aug 2019 23:11
Forum: The Team
Topic: The Academy/Development squads watch thread 2015//16
Replies: 5242
Views: 785597

Re: The Academy/Development squads watch thread 2015//16

So interesting takes from that - Loader and Olise probably not involved on Sunday - no Barrett - no Novacovic , so is he going to be involved on Sunday ? Either of the above 2 could be replacements or cover if Boye is outstanding - McLeary and Gunter not involved. To be honest I could understand no...
by Broxroyal
12 Aug 2019 17:11
Forum: The Team
Topic: The Academy/Development squads watch thread 2015//16
Replies: 5242
Views: 785597

Re: The Academy/Development squads watch thread 2015//16

I wonder why Osho was not involved.
by Broxroyal
08 Jul 2019 13:43
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Jack Stacey
Replies: 68
Views: 8721

Re: Jack Stacey

Stam and his staff moved on Stacey, Fosu, Tanner and Jules because they felt they wouldn't make it at our level. All of them were under contract and could have stayed but accepted that it was better to move on. You could reasonably argue that the club got three right and one wrong. In Stacey's case ...
by Broxroyal
30 Apr 2019 10:17
Forum: The Team
Topic: The Danny Loader conundrum
Replies: 96
Views: 12502

Re: The Danny Loader conundrum

Victor Meldrew
NewCorkSeth
Pepe the Horseman Thanks bae x

Neil Webb (vs Swindon, 30th August 1980) aged 17 years 31 days.


Loader may be the youngest ever player to have his own HNA topic.


May be the youngest to have his own HNA conundrum
by Broxroyal
17 Aug 2018 11:26
Forum: The Team
Topic: League Cup 2nd round draw
Replies: 66
Views: 9192

Re: League Cup 2nd round draw

Fond memories of a 2nd round 2-2 draw at Vicarage Road in September 92. One of the first signs that Mark McGhee was beginning to put together something special. Jimmy Quinn and Adie Williams notched IIRC. A biblical downpour flooded the away end and I was sodden by the time I got back to the car pa...
by Broxroyal
23 May 2018 22:17
Forum: The Team
Topic: CONFIMRED: Sone Aluko
Replies: 257
Views: 73875

Re: CONFIMRED: Sone Aluko

If true then can we trust Tevreden going forward? Shocking value for money I reck there's loads of add-ons that bring it up to that price, but not up front stuff. Remember that the Fulham guy is going to want himself to look good too, it's not like he's a disinterested observer. Probably 3-4 mill, ...
by Broxroyal
18 Mar 2018 09:30
Forum: The Team
Topic: Dave Kitson at the ex RFC players association thing
Replies: 44
Views: 9488

Re: Dave Kitson at the ex RFC players association thing

I know it'll never happen as he must be about 80 now, and probably happily living back in Ireland, but wouldn't it be wonderful to have one of these events with Charlie Hurley. Charlie, now 81, lives in Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire, - about a mile from me. I'm afraid I don't know the address or contact...
by Broxroyal
18 Jan 2018 19:47
Forum: The Team
Topic: Team for Brentford
Replies: 28
Views: 3969

Re: Team for Brentford

Expect: Mannone Bacuna, Ilori, Moore, Gunter Edwards, Berg, Kelly Aluko, Kermorgant, Barrow Want: Mannone Gunter, Ilori, Moore, Richards Edwards, Bacuna, Evans Beerens*, Bodvarsson, Barrow *Or Popa, or Blackett and 5-3-2 Wouldn’t mind seeing your second line up there with Blackett in at CB +1, alth...
by Broxroyal
30 Dec 2017 18:34
Forum: The Team
Topic: In or Out? New poll.
Replies: 422
Views: 37937

Re: In or Out? New poll.

genome One more match for me before I vote. Anything less than a win Tuesday then I'm Out.


This. Jaap has painted himself into a corner. I still hope he turns it around but he has no more leeway. Failure on Tuesday would mean an Out from me.
by Broxroyal
09 Oct 2017 21:43
Forum: The Team
Topic: Best loan signing
Replies: 66
Views: 9739

Re: Best loan signing

If you include loanees who went on to sign permanently in this thread (and I don't see why you shouldn't), Steve Death wins hands down. His loan spell with us before signing perm was unbelievable. A big +1 for this. If only loans that did not sign then I'm in the Matty Upson camp. This. Upson the w...
by Broxroyal
09 Oct 2017 19:30
Forum: The Team
Topic: Best loan signing
Replies: 66
Views: 9739

Re: Best loan signing

If you include loanees who went on to sign permanently in this thread (and I don't see why you shouldn't), Steve Death wins hands down. His loan spell with us before signing perm was unbelievable.
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